The last 23rd September 2013 the GAMMA Consortium met for the first time in Rome, at Selex ES premises, with the aim of starting project activities.
The goal of the GAMMA project is the development of solutions to the emerging ATM vulnerabilities with practical proposals for implementation, also considering the new scenarios defined by the Single European Sky programme. For this purpose GAMMA will first perform a comprehensive assessment of the full set of security threats and vulnerabilities affecting the existing ATM system, considered as a ‘system of systems’ and covering operational as well as technological aspects. This analysis will provide the basis for GAMMA to develop a Security Management framework, representing a concrete proposal for the day-to-day operation of ATM security as well as define the requirements and architecture of a security solution, including the ability to manage incidents and crises spreading throughout the system. The solution will then be validated in dedicated exercises exploiting a validation platform including prototypes and demonstrators developed within the project.